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Research, Development & Innovation

Through international collaboration with industry, academia and the public sector, we ensure business competitiveness and contribute to a sustainable society. With more than 80 years of maritime research, development and innovation, SSPA is at the forefront of the sustainable transition grounded in science.

Christian Finnsgård
Christian Finnsgård
Head of Maritime Research at RISE

DREAMIT 2.0 Efficient access management

DREAMIT 2.0 is a research project that will investigate how efficient access management can reduce turnaround times for trucks and trains in port terminals through an automated exchange of relevant information.
Containership on the river

Empty container positioning

A research collaboration between SSPA and Chalmers University of Technology aims at increasing transport efficiency, by understanding how empty container positioning can be reduced and made more efficient.

Value2Sea – improving transport chains in Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak

Modal shift can help reduce congestion and emissions in cities. The use of new technologies can reduce barriers for shifting goods from road to sea, by increasing efficiency of maritime transport chains. The Value2Sea project develops and shares knowledge regarding logistics solutions to support modal shift, such as dry port operations and use of...
Ship fouling

Skin Friction database

The Skin Friction database is a tool and database which facilitates fast and reliable prediction of skin friction and increase in fuel consumption for vessels with surface roughness often seen in the maritime industry.
AVATAR inland waterways transport

AVATAR project: Inland waterways

The AVATAR project aims to develop, test and assess adequate technologies and business models for urban autonomous zero-emission inland waterways transport.
Parts of Heidelberg Materials cement production facility in Slite, Gotland

Logistics for Carbon Capture and Storage in the cement industry (LoCCS)

LoCCS is a research project with focus on foster the development of logistics system for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the Swedish cement industry. The project aims to develop a reliable, cost and environmentally efficient logistics system for Carbon, Capture and Storage (CCS) in the Swedish cement industry.